Payment for online news sources increasing
With the increase of payments for online news, comes increased security for credit cards used for subscriptions.
06:00 25 June 2013
There has been an increase of news providers obtaining payment online for their information. While it’s still not main stream, the numbers have doubled in certain countries.
It may leave us wondering if we’ll soon need to sign up for online news access with our credit cards. With that possibility comes even more important online security measures when sharing your sensitive data.
- Antivirus—this should always be present on your computer. Antivirus isn’t a guarantee that all your information is safe, and that you’ll never get a virus but it considerably reduces the likelihood.
- Malware protection—malware is another little internet pest that likes to spy on your computer. If your antivirus protection doesn’t include malware protection, find a standalone malware protection software. It’s just another line of defense protecting your credit cards from virtual data pirates.
- Browser updates—these should be done as soon as an update is available. If you receive a prompt to update, it will usually contain updates pertaining to security of the browser you use. The more secure the browser, the safer your credit cards.
- Shopping online—make sure that if you have the option to use a one-time payment that you select that option. If payment for online news sources does become more common, it may not be convenient to do one-time payments with your credit cards. If that is the case just review statements each month in case anything unusual shows up.
- Communication—if you notice an unusual charge to one of your credit cards during your review of the monthly bill, don’t delay. Contact your credit card company immediately to alert them. They’ll recommend a certain type of action, or help you research to find out when the unusual charges began. It might be a minor dispute, or you may need to switch the numbers on your credit cards.